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COLORADO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COALITION

The Colorado Environmental Health Coalition (CEHC) is working to build capacity and support for a coordinated toxics reduction strategy to protect people across Colorado from chemical toxics that are ubiquitous in our air, water, communities, and consumer products.

We are working to leverage the diverse expertise of this network of 60 organizations made up of legislators, academics, health and environmentally focused organizations, and agencies through education, research, and advocacy.

Colorado currently has few laws that protect the people, wildlife, and environment and at a time where a toxic-free environment is critical to good health, particularly in disadvantaged communities, the CEHC is developing solutions and strategies to address this gap.  

SUPPORTED POLICIES

2024 SUPPORTED POLICIES

2024 Legislative Efforts
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY TO REGULATE PESTICIDES

Allowing local governments to craft and adopt more specific local ordinances that fit different community needs.

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PERFLUOROALKYL & POLYFLUOROALKYL CHEMICALS

Increasing protections from perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals.

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STUDY GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Studying alternative mechanisms for achieving compliance with water quality standards.

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INVERTEBRATES & RARE PLANTS PARKS & WILDLIFE COMMISSION

Protecting species under the authority of the state agencies that regulate parks and wildlife.

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PROHIBIT LANDSCAPING PRACTICES FOR WATER CONSERVATION

Conserving water in the state through the prohibition of certain landscaping practices.

2023 SUPPORTED POLICIES

2023 Legislative Efforts
Pesticide

PESTICIDE APPLICATORS' ACT SUNSET  REVIEW

Signed into law

Concerning the continuation of the "Pesticide Applicators' Act."

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CHANGES TO ENERGY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Signed into law

Improving the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (C-PACE).

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REDUCING BARRIERS TO WATER-WISE LANDSCAPING IN HOAs

Signed into law

Conserving water and building micro-habitat at no public cost.

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ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS FOR CERTAIN PRODUCTS

Signed into law

Cleaning up our air, protecting public health, and saving Coloradans money.

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LIMITING USE OF HARMFUL NEONIC PESTICIDES

Signed into law

Restricting use of certain neonicotinoid pesticide products.

2022 Legslative Efforts

2022 SUPPORTED POLICIES

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NATIVE POLLINATOR PROTECTION STUDY BILL

Signed into law

Conducting a study to assess and enhance the protection of native pollinator species.

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LEAD REMOVAL/FILTER FIRST BILL

Signed into law

Safeguarding our children from harmful lead exposure in drinking water.

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POLLINATOR & HUMAN HEALTH BILL

Did not pass

Building a comprehensive plan for the protection of pollinator and human health.

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TURF CONVERSION BILL

Signed into law

Conserving water resources by converting unnecessary turf into drought-resistant native landscapes.

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PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY 
BILL

Signed into law

Reducing the amount of harmful packaging waste entering the environment.

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PFAS & HUMAN HEALTH BILL

Signed into law

Protecting citizens and precious waterways from harmful PFAS chemical exposures.

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OIL & GAS DISCLOSURES BILL

Signed into law

Brining transparency to the oil and gas industry through the disclosure of chemicals used in operations and development.

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